Sunday, March 27, 2011

Almond Carrot Kheer






With the sun blazing down and summer almost here there's no better way to beat the heat other than with fresh and frothy homemade smoothies, shakes and fruit juices.  ...... humble butter milk we love you too!

Ground almonds cooked in milk flavoured with cardamom along with a touch of saffron, the 'carroty' taste  complimenting the nutty flavour, this kheer serves best any time of the day, and is for sure a perfect nourishing summer drink which you can prepare in less than half an hour!

Almond Carrot Kheer (fills 4 large glasses)

*Fat free milk- 1 litre/ 1000ml
Almonds-large- 35 nos
Carrot- 1 big
Sugar- 10-12 tsps (or as per your taste)
Cardamom seeds, powdered-1/2 tsp or to flavour
Saffron strands- a few

*Fat free milk is preferred as whole milk suppresses the natural taste of almonds. Kheer made with light milk is more comforting too.




Soak almonds in hot water ; just enough to keep them immersed for 30 minutes. Peel off skin one by one and grind to a smoothest paste adding a little milk. Peel the skin of  the carrot, cut into chunks and pressure cook. Cool and grind to a smooth paste. If you have the cooked water, do not worry! Stir in both the pastes into that until blended. If there isn't any left over water, just blend the pastes in half cup of milk reserved from the one litre.
Add sugar to the milk and bring to boil. Reduce the flame and blend in the pastes stirring continuously. Simmer for 5 minutes to let the nuts cook. If you feel the kheer too thick, stir along 1/2 a cup of milk or so to bring to the right consistency. Switch off the flame, stir in cardamom and serve hot topped with saffron strands. The kheer turns thicker while cooling.



I love it chilled, though! It was so soothing and refreshing that I ended up having a whole chilled jug thoroughout the day, skipping meals ;).

30 comments:

  1. Luv the color of ur kheer..Adding almonds is a nice idea makes it rich too...Looks yumm

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  2. I would love to have it chilled too.Sounds delicious!

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  3. bharathy, just got my self a vitamin blender and this recipe is perfect .

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  4. WOW this is such a tempting kheer...lovely colour.

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  5. I love cold kheers too. This one sounds very tasty and nutricious.

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  6. I make this kheer often...very refreshing.

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  7. that glass looks so chubby and cute!

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  8. This is so simple and beautiful!

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  9. Kheer looks so inviting that would love to finish one whole bowl in a minute.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  10. wow...Healthy and tempting kheer....

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  11. awesome color and I could easily finish a big jug.

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  12. Wat a great looking kheer, never say no to this sort of yummy kheers..

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  13. Bharathy,looks so filling and comforting,lovely clicks :) I too do this thing,have some of my favorite thing and skip the meals as a part of guiltiness,and who will feel hungry anyway after that ;) At least we will end up in a satisfaction that we had our favorite thing :)

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  14. Hi Bharathy,


    Looks delicious and very chill...love to have some...

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  15. What a lovely combo...looks delish and the glass is just so adorable

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  16. Looking at the pic itself makes me feel refreshed!!! Love the idea of adding almonds too!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  17. Yummy shake...I have it in my space too with slight difference....First time here and following you...
    Do visit my space sometimes...

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  18. Bharathy, awesome color of kheer...I am tempted to try them and also ready to skip the meals..

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  19. Lovely color! Hope you enjoyed your glass(es)ful of this delicacy :)

    Lite Bite

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  20. Creamy and delicious kheer...

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  21. Looks delicious! And I love the colour! :)

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  22. first time here....wow...I'm just drooling over these kheer pics.....this combo of almonds and carrot even makes the kheer more delicious !


    http://onlyfishrecipes.blogspot.com/

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  23. WOw this is such a refreshing kheer.i like this very much.

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  24. Lovely color and a refreshing drink for sunny day.

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